After successful ratings for the first three episodes, The CW gave the series a full-season order of 22 episodes.
Season seven regular cast members returning from season six are James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush, and Austin Nichols, while Robert Buckley, Shantel Van Santen, and Jana Kramer join the cast in the season premiere.
but the season had been shortened to twelve episodes due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.
With the strike resolved, the CW announced that six more episodes would be produced bringing the episode count to eighteen.
The fifth season of One Tree Hill, an American television series, began on January 8, 2008 with a two-hour episode.
This is the second season to air on The CW television network.
A&ELost Girl This irreverent action-fantasy ends its run with an exciting series finale. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) and her therapist (Michael Hyatt) are stuck on a plane together during a mysterious journey. KTLADancing With the Stars Jodie Sweetin, Geraldo Rivera, Ginger Zee, Kim Fields, Doug Flutie and Von Miller are among this season's batch of celebrity contestants. ABCGotham Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) unexpectedly meets his dad (Paul Reubens). Fox The Fosters As they perform on opening night of Brandon's (David Lambert) event, Mat and Mariana (Jordan Rodrigues, Cierra Ramirez) face their feelings for each other. Freeform Scorpion Cabe (Robert Patrick) is captured during a secret mission in Africa, with his protege (Scott Porter). Brooke casts the new face of her clothing line, though her personality turns out to be what Brooke hadn't expected. Quinn and Brooke organize a photo shoot, and Mouth ups the stakes in his battle with Skills.Meanwhile, Alex makes Julian an interesting proposition. Brooke's fashion show brings an unexpected responsibility for Millicent, and Haley convinces Quinn to talk to her estranged husband David.